Saturday, January 07, 2017

Cold Weather Emergency Shelter Opens

LABELLE, FL. -- Hendry County will be opening the Cold Weather Emergency Shelter in LaBelle tonight (January 7) at 7:00 pm at the United Way House, located at 133 N. Bridge Street in LaBelle.

The shelter will be open until 7:00 am Sunday, however if there are no guests in place by midnight the shelter will close and volunteers will be sent home.

The forecasted temperatures in Clewiston are not expected to trigger the temperature/wind chill threshold needed to activate a shelter.

The shelter is being staffed by local Hendry County Emergency Management volunteers.

"It is our responsibility as a community to reach out to those in need. The shelters are open to anyone who needs a warm place to stay, including those without adequate heat in their homes," said county officials.

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